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NEW YORK TIMES LIES AGAIN

Catalyst April Issue 2016

The New York Times not only covered up for gay activists gone mad, it lied to its readers. Bill Donohue said “lied” because the Catholic League corrected the record in January, notifying its public editor, Maggie Sullivan, about it. In January, reporter James Barron recounted the events that led up to gay protests of the St. Patrick’s... [Read more...]

ANN COULTER’S CATHOLIC PROBLEM

Catalyst April Issue 2016

Four years ago, Ann Coulter flashed her political IQ by concluding that Mitt Romney was the most conservative candidate in the race. Her new hero is Donald Trump. That’s fine, but what is not okay is her nasty tendency to rant against Catholicism. When the dustup between Trump and Pope Francis recently erupted, Coulter swung into action. She started... [Read more...]

BIGOTRY ERUPTS AT COLORADO STATE UNIV.

Catalyst April Issue 2016

A recent, and ugly, display of anti-Catholicism on the campus of Colorado State University (CSU) prompted an exchange of letters between Bill Donohue and CSU Dean of Students Dr. Jody Donovan. The controversy arose, Donohue explained, when a “diversity bill” was proposed in the CSU student senate. The bill granted senate seats to select... [Read more...]

PENNSYLVANIA LAWMAKER’S GRANDSTANDING

Catalyst April Issue 2016

Pennsylvania lawmaker Mark Rozzi’s colleagues ought to call him out immediately for his demagoguery: he wants to use the taxpayer’s money to investigate every diocese in the state for possible sexual abuse crimes. He does not want to target any other institution—just the Catholic Church. If he were seriously concerned about the issue of... [Read more...]

MORAL PANIC GRIPS PENNSYLVANIA

Catalyst April Issue 2016

Moral panic is the term used by sociologists to describe what happens when social problems become highly exaggerated, often by the media. Setting off the alarms, without due cause, not only distorts the truth about existing conditions, it triggers an overreaction. This is what a moral panic does, and it is going on right now in Pennsylvania. But it... [Read more...]

The following ad appeared on the op-ed page of the New York Times on February 29:

Catalyst April Issue 2016

To read our New York Times op-ed page February 29, 2016, click here.  Read More →

The Following Ad was rejected by the New York Times:

Catalyst April Issue 2016

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THE POLITICIZATION OF “SPOTLIGHT”

Catalyst April Issue 2016

The movie “Spotlight” was being politicized before it even hit theaters. That, not the movie itself, was always our concern, and that politicization has continued. On the day of the Oscars several weeks ago, actor Mark Ruffalo, one of the stars in the movie, led a rally outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.... [Read more...]

TRUMP VOWS TO PROTECT CHRISTIANITY

Catalyst March Issue 2016

A few weeks ago, Donald Trump went on a tear at Liberty University. “We’re going to protect Christianity,” he said. This needs to be done because “Christianity is under siege.” He noted that in Syria, “if you’re Christian, they’re chopping heads, they’re under siege!” Aside from addressing... [Read more...]

TRUMP’S SPOKESWOMAN MUST APOLOGIZE

Catalyst March Issue 2016

On December 18, 2011, Donald Trump’s national spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson sent the following tweet: “Just saw a commercial from Catholic Church stating that Catholic Church was started by Jesus. I bet they believe that too.” No one makes a comment like this without harboring an animus against Catholicism. It would be instructive to... [Read more...]

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